Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests is a position in the government of Western Australia, currently held by Paul Papalia of the Labor Party. The position was first created in 1924, under the name Minister for Immigration, for the first ministry formed by Philip Collier. With the exception of some of the governments of the 1940s and 1950s, it has existed in every government since then. The minister is currently responsible for the state government's Office of Multicultural Interests, which falls within the Department of Local Government and Communities.

TitlesEdit

  • 16 April 1924 – 25 February 1983: Minister for Immigration
  • 25 February 1983 – 11 August 1998: Minister for Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs
  • 11 August 1998 – present: Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

List of ministersEdit

Term start Term end Minister Party
16 April 1924 30 April 1927 William Angwin   Labor
30 April 1927 23 April 1930 Frank Troy   Labor
24 April 1930 24 April 1933 Charles Latham   Country
24 April 1933 15 March 1939 Frank Troy (again)   Labor
1939–1949: no minister – responsibilities held by other ministers
7 October 1949 23 February 1953 Lindsay Thorn   Country
1953–1959: no minister – responsibilities held by other ministers
2 April 1959 3 March 1971 Stewart Bovell   Liberal
3 March 1971 7 February 1973 David Evans   Labor
7 February 1973 30 May 1973 Don Taylor   Labor
30 May 1973 8 April 1974 John Harman   Labor
8 April 1974 21 July 1978 Bill Grayden   Liberal
7 August 1978 25 January 1982 Ray O'Connor   Liberal
25 January 1982 25 February 1983 Gordon Masters   Liberal
25 February 1983 25 February 1986 Ron Davies   Labor
25 February 1986 25 July 1986 Kay Hallahan   Labor
25 July 1986 19 February 1990 Gordon Hill   Labor
19 February 1990 5 February 1991 Carmen Lawrence   Labor
5 February 1991 16 February 1993 Judyth Watson   Labor
16 February 1993 10 February 1995 Graham Kierath   Liberal
10 February 1995 9 January 1997 Paul Omodei   Liberal
9 January 1997 22 December 1999 Mike Board   Liberal
22 December 1999 16 February 2001 Rob Johnson   Liberal
16 February 2001 10 March 2005 Geoff Gallop   Labor
10 March 2005 13 October 2005 Bob Kucera   Labor
13 October 2005 25 November 2005 Mark McGowan   Labor
25 November 2005 26 May 2006 Margaret Quirk   Labor
26 May 2006 13 December 2006 Tony McRae   Labor
13 December 2006 23 September 2008 Ljiljanna Ravlich   Labor
23 September 2008 21 March 2013 John Castrilli   Liberal
21 March 2013 17 March 2017 Mike Nahan   Liberal
17 March 2017 Paul Papalia   Labor

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